I. Verdoorn & G.M.D.J. Troupin, 1962
Botswana, North-Western South Africa, Northern Namibia,
Greenish - Crème Coloured
Rod, Wonder Plant
Desmonema fragosum Verdoorn, 1941.
Tinospora fragosa subsp. kaokoensis, van
This member of the
Menispermaceae family was
given this name
by Inez Verdoorn and Georges M.D.J. Troupin in 1962. It is found in
Angola, Botswana, north-western South Africa, northern Namibia and
growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The
vines will grow up to ten meters. The tiny flowers are
greenish to crème coloured.
The genera from Latin tīna;
'wine-vessel' and Greek σπορά, sporá; 'sowing' for
the fruits. The species name means 'craggy, rough, uneven'.
When detachment from the soil by animal disturbances, it grows a survival root reaching up
to ten meters down from the trees.